In the reservoirs of the USSR, the silverhead appeared only in the 60s of the last century. It was brought from China and was first grown artificially in just a few ponds. The breeding experiment was so successful that this type of fish was included in the lists of obligatory for many collective farm ponds. Nowadays it is quite easy to find a silver carp, it is much more difficult to catch it.
Silver carp can be caught from the first days of May to mid-September. The water should be no colder than 19-20 ° C. The period of maximum activity of this type of fish begins when the water warms up to 22-25 ° C. Biting is almost guaranteed in the middle of summer, when the water is warm enough, but in August it is more difficult to catch this fish: the water is blooming, there is plenty of feed, which means that the silverhead will be indifferent to the bait.
Thick-headed people live in water bodies where there is soft vegetation, and the bottom is covered with silt. They don't need much depth. 3-4 meters is enough. At dusk and dawn, the flocks swim close enough to the shore. During the day, the fish goes away. Silver carps prefer to be near sandbanks, where the current is not very strong.
The fathead is a schooling fish. It is better to catch it on bottom tackles, spinning rods with a reel or a spring. Be sure to check the rigidity of the rig, as this type of fish is strong enough. Experienced fishermen use fishing line with a diameter of 0.5 to 0.1 millimeter, leads 0.35-0.4 millimeters. At the same time, it is better to choose hooks with a sharp and long sting, with a straight pry. Hooks No. 8, 5, No. 9, No. 10 will do. Silver carps are suspicious, the presence of a lead can scare them off, and therefore the leash should not be made shorter than 70 centimeters.
If you plan to catch silver carp with a bottom fishing rod or spinning rod, then the striking should be done strongly, sharply and sweepingly. In this case, the hook is caught in the mouth, and the fish has almost no chance of falling off.
Silver carp bites perfectly on any plant baits. Green peas are good for him. You can even use canned food. To completely disguise the hook, you can attach some filamentous algae to it.
Fishermen specializing in silver carp fishing prepare special briquettes in advance, which will serve as bait. To do this, they take reed leaves and sedges, knead them with sunflower cake and add dough made from wheat flour. Can be fed with bread crumb dipped in anise oil, as well as cucumbers, previously cut into small cubes.
If the silver carp is hungry, it will greedily swallow the bait and immediately jerk sharply in an attempt to hide from its relatives. An insufficiently sharp hook will simply fall out of the fish's mouth as soon as it senses a foreign body. Moreover, after that the whole flock will consider this place dangerous and will not approach it soon.
It is better to sweep at the moment when the line is pulled for the first time. After the first jerk, the silverhead freezes for a few moments. If he feels that something is amiss, he immediately retires. If he thinks that everything is in order, then there will be another one or two jerks, the fish will hook itself.
The fisherman needs to be prepared that the silverhead sitting on the hook will violently resist. The fish will make every effort to hide in a safe place, that is, in the nearest seaweed. If she succeeds, then you can reel in the fishing rods. It is unlikely that it will be possible to hook a silver carp a second time on this day.